Alex Chalk

British politician (born 1976)

Alexander John Gervase Chalk, KC (born 8 August 1976) is a British politician. He was the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor from 2023 to 2024.[1] He was elected Member of Parliament for Cheltenham in 2015. He lost re-election in 2024.

Alex Chalk

Official portrait, 2019
Secretary of State for Justice
Lord Chancellor
In office
21 April 2023 – 5 July 2024
Prime MinisterRishi Sunak
Preceded byDominic Raab
Succeeded byShabana Mahmood
Minister of State for Defence Procurement
In office
26 October 2022 – 21 April 2023
Prime MinisterRishi Sunak
Preceded byAlec Shelbrooke
Succeeded byJames Cartlidge
Solicitor General for England and Wales
In office
16 September 2021 – 5 July 2022
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byMichael Ellis
Succeeded byEdward Timpson
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice
In office
14 February 2020 – 16 September 2021
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byWendy Morton
Succeeded byJames Cartlidge
Minister of State for Prisons and Probation
In office
2 March 2021 – 10 September 2021
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byLucy Frazer
Succeeded byLucy Frazer
Member of Parliament
for Cheltenham
In office
7 May 2015 – 30 May 2024
Preceded byMartin Horwood
Succeeded byMax Wilkinson
Personal details
Alexander John Gervase Chalk

(1976-08-08) 8 August 1976 (age 47)
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Political partyConservative
ResidenceCharlton Kings, Gloucestershire, England
Alma materMagdalen College, Oxford
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  1. "UK lawmaker Alex Chalk replaces Raab as justice minister". Reuters. 21 April 2023.